Contemporary Cayce 2020 EC Winter Retrea

STUDY GROUPS

Pictured Above:    CONTEMPORARY CAYCE OF CANADA TEAM at the 2020 Edgar Cayce Annual Winter Retreat, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada                                                      

-Front Row: -From Left to Right Glenys Cook, Nan Thomas -A.R.E Canada Coordinator, Kevin Todeschi -CEO & Executive Dir. of Edgar Cayce Foundation, Teresa Wasowicz

-Back Row: From Left to Right, Helen Sienerth, Antonia Lau

                SOUL GROWTH GROUP AND WHAT IT IS ABOUT

(Online  AND  In Person)

What is unique to the group is that there is no leader, teacher or guru figure.

In studying the material from the Search For God Books and focusing on spirituality, based on the information, we find lively discussions take place.   Each member shares their insight which contributes to the group and helps everyone.  There are guidelines and help.

The material contained in the Readings is important in themselves, but it is the application of concepts and principles contained in them that makes us change. 

Along with personal growth and change, the relationships one develops among members in a group become life-lasting.

OR check the list below for a brief list of Study Groups in Canada and Online

 -A NEW ONLINE STUDY GROUP is Starting on

FRIDAYS 7:30PM ET
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82884989155
Passcode: 175834
If you would like more information or would like to join us, please email me at jshatat@gmail.com

FOR ONLINE ZOOM ~WORLDWIDE STUDY GROUP~ SUNDAYS 7 -9PM ET-

ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US!!  For INFO, SEND EMAIL TO CONTACT -

Antonia Lau:    info@AntoniaLau.org

OR Just CLICK on the LINK at that time:
https://zoom.us/j/9311102937  

PASSCODE: 1122

AND Another ONLINE Study Group

Wednesdays  7pm CT- 

Garth Herman:  sunsolutions2003@yahoo.ca

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81883202949?pwd=R29rdmdnY0lBNHpkM2hoRWRYRlJ6QT09

 

Meeting ID: 818 8320 2949

Passcode: 587632

OR on your PHONE Dial:

+1 778 907 2071
+1 438 809 7799
+1 587 328 1099
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 558 0588
Meeting ID: 931 110 2937
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aeJ6Kigsyv

OR check the list below for a brief list of Study Groups in Canada and Online

NANAIMO,  Judith Munns     CLOSED GROUP

PARKSVILLE,  Elaine Needham,elainelawn@shaw.ca

VICTORIA, Jim & Christina Scott,jimscott46@telus.net

WILLIAMS LAKE, Debbie Graham,debbie61@telusplanet.com

OTTAWA, Ontario

Wendy Morrell,wendy.morrell@sympatico.ca

Luis Leigh, luisguillermo.leigh@gmail.com

Jon Shatat, jshatat@gmail.com

Therese Leman,anncatjt@hotmail.com

Ontario

BEAMSVILLE, Janet Lippa, janetlippa444@gmail.com

DUNDAS,  Elles & Ralph DeWolf,elles@dewolf.ca CLOSED GROUP

KITCHENER/WATERLOO, Nancy Thomas,fstnat1@gmal.com

PETERBOROUGH, Helene Thibert,helene_thibert@hotmail.com

ONLINE GROUPS

 Antonia Lau, info@antonialau.org   

SUNDAYS WORLDWIDE: 7 to 9PM ET

TO ATTEND JUST CLICK ON THE EASY ZOOM LINK BELOW 

AT THAT TIME, OR Dial in on your Phone:

https://zoom.us/j/9311102937

PASSCODE; 1122

OR JOIN BY PHONE -  DIAL ONE OF THE NUMBERS BELOW:   MEETING ID 931-110-2937 PASSCODE: 1122

AND Another ONLINE Study Group

Wednesdays  7pm CT- 

Garth Herman:  sunsolutions2003@yahoo.ca

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81883202949?pwd=R29rdmdnY0lBNHpkM2hoRWRYRlJ6QT09

 

Meeting ID: 818 8320 2949

Passcode: 587632

(Canada)

+1 778 907 2071 

+1 438 809 7799 

+1 587 328 1099 

+1 647 374 4685 

+1 647 558 0588

 

 

SPIRITUAL GROWTH/  SEARCH FOR GOD
MEDITATION PROCEDURE

Contemporary Cayce of Canada works closely with the A.R.E and has a great deal to offer. Our Team is here for you. You can reach us at: edgarcayceinfo@gmail.com

SPIRITUAL GROWTH/SEARCH FOR GOD

MEDITATION PROCEDURE

Prayer is talking to God.  According to the Edgar Cayce Readings, meditation is the other half of that conversation; meditation is listening to God.  This paper outlines the steps you can follow in order to meditate (practice listening to God) according to the Readings.

The following steps have proven to be successful for many people.

  1. Set a regular time of day for your meditation session.  The regularity makes it, the more likely you will remember to meditate.  Plus, you may find it easier to get your mind focused and quieted more quickly if you do meditate at the same time each day. Choose the time when you are most likely to be alert, least distracted, and most able to remain focused on your spiritual aspirations and ideals.

At first you may want to have relatively brief meditation sessions.  Do whatever is comfortable to you.  Later, you can expand this period to the length of time that is most desirable.

  1. Choose from among the many aids for attunement, which may help create the right mood for you, and which assist you in getting yourself focused on your spiritual aspirations.  There is no set regime for this step.   Choose whatever will be helpful to you to relax and quiet the mind from distractions of the day.  The Readings suggest doing whatever would prepare your mind for receiving a most honored guest.  Have a moment of silence to purify the mind and heart before approaching the God within.  Many have found the following to be helpful.

    • Reading from the Bible or some other spiritual literature

    • Conscious, focused breathing. The readings recommended that three times, one breathe in through the right nostril while holding the left; exhale through the mouth….then three times inhale through the left nostril while holding the right nostril, exhale through the right.

    • Gentle head and neck exercise to relax any tension.  Gently drop the head forward three times, then backward three times, to the left three times, to the right three times and in a circular motion first to the left three times and then to the right three times.

    • Chanting

    • Incense

    • Listen to soft, inspirational, quieting or centering music

    • Soft Lighting

 

         A MEDITATION PROCEDURE…………………………………..…………………page II

  1. Raise the awareness of being protected by praying: “As I open myself to the unseen forces that surround the Throne of grace, beauty, and might, I throw about myself that protection that is found in the thought of the Christ.

 

  1. Pray.  Take a few moments to attune your mind through prayer.  The Lord’s Prayer is often used to attune the mind and the body to the Providence of God.  Also, there are many forms of prayer that can be used: petition, praise, thanksgiving, forgiveness, etc.  Choose each day what seems most appropriate.

  1. Repeat several times the affirmation you have chosen for meditation.  An affirmation is a positive statement offered to the Divine within that you would like manifested in your consciousness.  For example, in each lesson of the Search For God Books, the Readings offered a specific affirmation keyed to the concepts of that spiritual growth step.  After the affirmation is read and studied, it is then offered to the Divine within for bringing it into fruition in the life of the meditator.  Real meditation begins when one is in a state of listening.  You will begin to feel the meaning of the words rather than just saying them mechanically.

 

If you discover that your attention has wandered or you have been distracted, don’t despair.  Gently bring your attention back by silently repeating the affirmation and return to silence – a state of listening.

 

Do not get discouraged.  Despite the frequency with which distractions may arise (internally or externally), effects are still taking place within.

 

  1. At the end of this period of silence, pray for others.  In other words, what you have received, give.

 

If there are people who have specifically asked for your prayers in healing or for help in changing a condition, then add your prayer to theirs.  For those people who have not specifically asked, but for whom you have a concern, bless them and imagine them surrounded with light.  This process allows the recipients to maintain their free will.  It is always a good thing to add, “God’s will be done.”

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